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File #: 180105    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/17/2018 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 7/10/2018
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution authorizing settlement of lawsuit, Charles Collins, et al. v. City of Milwaukee, et al. in the amount of $1,900,000.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Attachments: 1. Collins - Common Council Letter.pdf, 2. Collins - Fiscal Impact Statement.pdf, 3. Collins - Settlement Agreement and Consent Decree.pdf, 4. CADB01-#250512-v1-Substitute_2_Resolution_authorizing_settlement_of_lawsuit.pdf, 5. Collins - Settlement Agreement and Court Order.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
7/19/20181 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/10/20181 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass12:2 Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/2/20181 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTIONPass3:2 Action details Meeting details Video Video
6/11/20181 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIRPass4:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
5/31/20181 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/30/20181 COMMON COUNCIL REFERRED TOPass14:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
5/8/20181 COMMON COUNCIL HELD IN COUNCIL

Minutes note: Ald. Coggs abstain Ald. Borkowski moved to Hold at Council. There were no objections.
Pass14:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
4/30/20181 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
4/30/20180 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Appearing: Jan Smokowicz - Deputy CA
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
4/19/20180 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
4/17/20180 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
180105
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference

Sponsor
THE CHAIR
Title
Substitute resolution authorizing settlement of lawsuit, Charles Collins, et al. v. City of Milwaukee, et al. in the amount of $1,900,000.
Analysis
Resolution authorizes settlement of federal civil rights lawsuit entitled Charles Collins, et al. v. City of Milwaukee, et al., Case No. 17-CV-00234-JPS by authorizing the City Attorney to execute a settlement agreement and consent decree providing for certain actions by the police department and fire and police commission and for the payment of $1,900,000 for attorneys’ fees and costs claimed by counsel for the plaintiffs.
Body
Whereas, Charles Collins, Dallas Adams, Caleb Roberts, Stephen Jansen, Gregory Chambers, Alicia Silvestre, David Crowley, and Jeremy Brown filed a complaint on their behalf and seeking class certification against the City of Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission, and Edward Flynn, alleging that members of the police department violated the plaintiffs’ rights and the rights of others by unlawfully stopping, frisking, or searching people and by engaging in such conduct in a racially or ethnically discriminatory manner; and

Whereas, The plaintiffs have made no claim for personal damages or injuries on their behalf or on the behalf of others, but have sought payment under federal law for their reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs; and

Whereas, The parties have agreed to settle this lawsuit with an agreement for certain actions by the Milwaukee Police Department, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission, and by agreement to pay of $1,900,000 for attorneys’ fees and costs to the plaintiffs, as set forth in the attached proposed Settlement Agreement and Consent Decree, be it

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee that the City Attorney is authorized to effectuate the attached Settlement Agreement and such further documents as may be necessary and related thereto; and, be it

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